Popular billionaire, founder and owner of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has taken to his twitter platform to announce a divorce between himself and Melinda, his wife for Twenty-seven years.
The statement read, “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and build a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,
“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”
As at press time, the reason for the sudden divorce could not be ascertained.
For a lot of people, who witnessed the domination of the Forbes list top spot by Bill Gates, alongside his competition for the spot with Carlos Slim and Warren Buffet, this comes as a bad news especially when we also consider the innovations brought about by the drop-out, high-school wiz turned software engineer, if for nothing but for the fact that many of our PCs run on the Microsoft operating system.
His philantrophic partnership with Melinda in creating the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation that has given away billions of dollars in donations would also not be hastily forgotten.
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